‘Call it leverage’: Area man uses bare hands to free victim in burning SUV
Robert Renning can only guess how he summoned the strength to peel back a door on a burning car.
So if he had to attribute the lifesaving feat to anything, the Woodbury man said he’d put it on his job.
“I’m a mechanical engineer by trade,” the 52-year-old said, “so let’s call it leverage.”
Whatever the means, Minnesota State Patrol troopers are crediting Renning’s actions last month with saving the life of Minneapolis man Michael Johannes.